The American University-Cairo


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The American University-Cairo


$13,829 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Rare Books and Special Collections Library - specializing in the civilizations of ancient, medieval, and modern Egypt and the region. Includes the Creswell Library of Islamic Art and Architecture, and the collections of Max Debbane, Selim Hassan, Labib Habachi, Mahmoud Saba, Hassan Fathy and Van Leo.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 359,811 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,732 current serial subscriptions.
  • 163,563 microforms.
  • 2,192 Audio/Visual items.
  • 60,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

The university is on the same The Egyptian Museum which contains the world largest prepharonic, Pharonic,medievel and modern Egyptian collections.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 840 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 30 students can be on the network at once.



placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


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on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 8% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 2 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: International Day, Community Service Day, World Refugee Day, Cairo Model Arab League, Cairo Model United Nation, Arab Youth Development Congress, International Conference on Information Technology, International Conference on Global Economy,
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 60 organizations on campus.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Arab Culture Association, African Students Association, Al Quds Club, Egypt My Love, French Club, Syrian Club, Saudi Friendship Association, Sudanese Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Anti-Cancer Team, Friends in Need, Help Club, Student Action for Refugee, Volunteer in Action, Anti-Drug Team, Hand in Hand, Expedition Club, Egyptology Club, Film, literature and Art Association, Music Club, Folklore Group, Choral Group
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Caravan/weekly


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Cairo, Egypt (12)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Cairo, Egypt (3)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Cairo, Egypt (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 0% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

      Additional Policies

      class attendance policies set by individual instructors, smoking prohibited

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